Unlimited Fines for Serious Offences

Magistrates Court

Higher Fines for Serious Offences

As of March 12 2015, a new law has removed the upper penalty limit for the most serious Level Five offences in British magistrates courts. Previously there was a £5,000 cap in magistrates courts. This will give magistrates more flexibility when deciding on penalties for for a number of the most serious offences, including causing death by dangerous driving.

The New Penalties

The new U.K. Penalty table can be found here: Highway Code Penalties

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